Lead image: #HuntTheBubbles with Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia
Who says the Easter bunny is just for kids? The Resident has found 22 Easter activities that are just for grown-ups…
1 Brunch to the Beat at The Piano Works, Farringdon
31 March-2 April
Brunch to the Beat at Farringdon’s non-stop audience-request live music venue, The Piano Works, this Easter. The House of Song musicians are ready to take all your song requests, so you can sing and dance to your heart’s content as you chow down on bottomless brunch. From 12pm-4pm on Saturday and 1pm-7pm on Easter Sunday and Monday, music-loving brunch-goers can sip on unlimited prosecco or Bloody Marys with two menu options to choose from. A two-course menu (£50pp) includes options like Love Me or Hate Me Eggs Benedict, Bombay Omelette or The Full Works (eggs, sausages, bacon et al). The brand-new Brunch Box (£35pp) offers a choice of Breakfast Burrito, bagels topped with either cream cheese and smoked salmon, or hummus, tomato and vegan cream cheese, all served with crinkle-cut fries. To satisfy your sweet tooth, choose from home-made pancakes with Nutella and cream or waffles with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream or fresh fruit. Brunch to the Beat will continue every Saturday from midday, and Sunday from 1pm.
113-117 Farringdon Road EC1R 3BX; pianoworks.bar
2 #HuntTheBubbles with Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia
Gourmet champagne and hotdog bar, Bubbledogs, will be hiding hundreds of hotdogs and bottles of champagne-shaped keepsakes around Soho and Fitzrovia this Easter. ‘Bottles’ and ‘hotdogs’ will be hidden high and low, inside and out, tucked away in offices and under bushes, and when found these little corkers will earn you a free hotdog or glass of fizz at Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street. The hotdog menu will include favourites like the New Yorker (with grilled sauerkraut and caramelized onions) and the Mac Daddy (with mac ‘n’ cheese and bacon bits), as well as a new guest hotdog, the Dog Shiit-ake by Gareth Ward (with shiitake ketchup, picked sea lettuce and puffed wild rice). Note, Bubbledogs is closed Easter Sunday, but hotdogs and champagne are redeemable until 7 April.
70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia W1T 4QG; bubbledogs.co.uk
3 Springfest German Bier Festival at Alexandra Palace
The UK’s largest German Bier Festival returns to Alexandra Palace this Easter with the finest biers, bratwurst, streetfood and more at Springfest. For one-night-only, the iconic Great Hall will be transformed into a Bierkeller of gigantic proportions with rows of keller-style benches and an army of kellners serving the best Meister Pils. The West Hall will transform into the Village Green, with Deutsche biers – including an exclusive Stuttgart-imported Volkfest pills (a sparkling amber beer) – cool cocktails and live entertainment. There’ll also be plenty of great music, from the authentic sounds of an Oompah band to Club De Fromage DJs and an ABBA tribute act. 5.30pm-10.30pm. Tickets £17.
Alexandra Palace Way N22 7AY; springfest.alexandrapalace.com
4 Glitter Brunch Social at Flight Club, Shoreditch & Bloomsbury
31 March-2 April
Celebrate the first bank holiday of the year with a bottle of prosecco, unlimited pizza, glitter painters, top tunes and Social Darts? You’ll also get a Ciroc cocktail on arrival and there’ll be prizes for the most impressive glittery get-up. The Glitter Brunch Social at Flight Club’s Shoreditch and Bloomsbury venues will run daily from 31 March until 2 April, with sittings from 12pm-2pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm. Tickets start from £30. Flight Club will also be hosting Speed Darting events, with games, slushies and a fun, relaxed approach to dating. Every Monday from 16 April for £15.
5 Find the Cascarón with Cantina Laredo, Covent Garden
26 March-2 April
Cantina Laredo, the modern Mexican restaurant on Upper St Martin’s Lane, will be hiding 101 eggs around the area this Easter, with plenty of prizes to be won. Taking inspiration from Mexican cascarones (decorative eggs), Cantina Laredo is launching Find the Cascarón, running from Monday 26 March until Monday 2 April 2018. Prizes include everything from free margaritas to any of The Great Eight Guacamoles and a complimentary dinner at Cantina Laredo worth £200. The only question is, who will find the egg-ceptional golden egg? Cantina Laredo will also be gifting Easter eggs to all those staying at Centrepoint Berwick Street, the charity that provides housing and support to young people in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East.
10 Upper St Martin’s Lane, Convent Garden WC2H 9FB; cantinalaredo.co.uk